The Edson Friendship Centre is excited to be offering Cultural Workshops and Reconciliation Education to the Edson community!
Organizations, companies and individuals can connect with the EFC for a variety of cultural needs. This could be in the form of group Blanket Exercises, Cultural Awareness Sessions, Professional Development Workshops, cultural activities, Elder support or local histories. We welcome all inquiries and will work with your company or individuals to provide the support you are looking for.
We recognize the uniqueness of our area and its members and encourage all of our community to educate themselves in the true Indigenous histories, people and families that have contributed to our beautiful land.
We encourage connections with the Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous peoples of our area, as we respect the sacredness of relationship, and its vital contribution to the growth of our youth and our combined future.
We are committed to supporting organizations and individuals on their reconciliation journey through Blanket Exercises, cultural training, providing local history and events. We welcome all inquiries and opportunities to walk together.
Join us in our traditional workshops! Where everyone is welcome to learn and laugh!
The Edson Friendship Centre hosts events that are open to the public for traditional teachings and to support Indigenous ways of knowing.
We are blessed to have Metis and First Nations elders at the Edson Friendship Centre to support our youth, staff and community members. With our elders, we are stronger as an organization in the programming that we offer our community as we strive to have our youth thrive and succeed.
During the pandemic, they have taught us the importance of staying connected and have been offering their support when needed. As guidelines are slowly being lifted, our elders will be stepping into the roles of supporting youth in our community through our various programs. We are so thankful for their willingness to guide us.
We currently have an elders support program that distributes baskets/bags to our elders on a monthly basis. The contents vary from month to month, but aim to show our elders a small token of how much we appreciate them.
We also have running, a lunch program that runs every Tuesday and Thursday for our elders. They are welcome to come and eat, play cards, or just visit and reconnect with friends.
When funding permits, we will continue with trips for elders to various sites and/or events. This year we packed up and went to the River Cree Resort and Casino for their Indigenous Christmas Market. What a great day we all had!
There is some great information on these youtube videos! Click on the videos to watch.
Great video explaining Canada's true history
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.